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Europeans spend more on alcohol than education

The European Union found that households spent 1.6% of their total expenditure on alcohol in 2016 – higher than their spend on education

European Commission washes its hands of online gambling

“The European Commission no longer gives a damn if European Union member states retain or enact protectionist measures regarding online gambling,” writes industry pundit Calvin Ayre.

The surgeon general & his brother: a family’s painful reckoning with addiction

Dr Jerome Adams, who was sworn in as surgeon general last September, watched as addiction wracked not only his brother’s life, but their whole family.

Reward, addiction & emotion regulation systems linked to rejection in love

Romantic rejection causes a profound sense of loss and negative affect; it can induce clinical depression and even lead to addiction/relapse, suicide, homicide. The Einstein College of Medicine used MRI and found that mesolimbic reward/survival systems are involved regardless of

12 ways to survive holiday grief

Louise Stanger Ed, LCSW, CDWF shares her grief at friends’ deaths and offers 12 things adapted from the Harvard Health Letter and her own experiences that you can do during the holidays to help with negative emotions.

Reducing stigma of recovery

The Black Eye Peas’ Fergie revealed that her past crystal meth addiction caused hallucinations ‘on a daily basis’.  She’s now been clean for 18 years.

Why drug and alcohol addiction stories on screen and stage are at an all-time high

MarketWatch opines that the opioid crisis is fueling a rise in Hollywood movies based on substance abuse. DB Recovery+ News believes it’s because more people in recovery are producing plays and films showing that recovery from addiction is possible.

How much was the legal weed business worth in 2017? About $10billion

Big Pot: legal weed sales in North America are projected to hit $10billion by the end of 2017 — a 33% increase from 2016, according to a new report from cannabis industry analysts at Arcview Market Research.

Global picture of injecting drug use, HIV and anti-HCV prevalence among people who inject drugs

Understanding how many people inject drugs is critically important for the effective provision of public health and harm reduction services, NDARC Australia explains.

Recreational drug users are “not what we think”

James Cook University and Griffith University investigated why Australians are among the top users of illegal drugs in the world – and uncovered new facts about the motivations of recreational drug users. “We have to rethink the preoccupation in anti-drug strategies

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